Today we want to share with you and update from the part of TWR’s ministry of which seeks to bring hope in Jesus to women around the world and across generations. TWR Women of Hope reaches women in many ways. One of their programmes, called Hidden Treasures, brings hope in Jesus to women trapped in prostitution, using media to share relevant, real-life stories that promote conversations leading to transformation.
The Hidden Treasures audio dramas have been produced in English and many other European and Asian languages. The ultimate goal is to translate and produce a tool to be used globally. Productions in several additional languages are in various stages of development.
Through networks, conferences and partnerships, the programmes are distributed to organisations that develop relationships with women trapped in prostitution. Since 2018 more than 1,000 digital devices containing the dramas have been distributed to over 50 anti-trafficking organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Early in 2019, Global Ministry Director Dr. Peggy Banks organised a Hidden Treasures Task Force to raise awareness, expand the impact and develop additional content to help women leaving prostitution find a deeper walk with God. One development from this is the new hishiddentreasures.com, which houses the European-language versions of this resource.
The site shares the Hidden Treasures programmes and offers an email address that the women can use to reach out for help and care. When TWR Women of Hope receives an email, the ministry connects the sender with an organisation familiar with her language and culture. Our partners get to know each survivor of this terrible trade. They listen to her and love her. They offer the Hidden Treasures tool as a way to work through a transition to new life in Jesus.
“The most important work and key for Hidden Treasures is prayer,”said Eeva Vähäsarja, TWR Women of Hope regional coordinator for Europe and the region of Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. “It is our foundation.”
Join us as we pray for the TWR Women of Hope ministry and the Hidden Treasures programme. Pray that God would provide direction for future ministry, for effective teamwork and partnerships, and for trafficked women to find their freedom and restoration in Jesus.